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Try This: Urban wildlife, East Vancouver Farmers Market, ‘Just Imagine …’

Five things to do this next week

By , Columbian staff writer

Pure imagination

Art on the Boulevard, 210 W. Evergreen Blvd. in the Vancouver Marketplace, presents Janel Pahl’s solo show of encaustic paintings, “Just Imagine…” through July 31, exploring the themes of acceptance, tolerance and love. The gallery is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday. For details, call 360-750-4499 or visit

Go wild

Brandon Burger of Vancouver’s Backyard Bird Shop will explain how to attract wildlife into your yard at “Backyard Habitat for Urban Wildlife,” at 4 p.m. Friday. The free Zoom seminar is a partnership between NatureScaping Wildlife Botanical Gardens and the Camas Public Library. Register at

Wine about it

Enjoy a five-course meal paired with Adelsheim wines during a Wine & Food Fest dinner at 7 p.m. Wednesday at ilani’s Rose & Thorn restaurant, 1 Cowlitz Way, Ridgefield. To view the full menu, visit Tickets are $98 per person, on sale through and

Farm fresh

Pick up fresh produce, flowers and prepared food and browse handcrafted art and other artisan products at the East Vancouver Farmers Market, Thursdays from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Columbia Tech Center Park, 17701 S.E. Mill Plain Blvd. For an interactive map showing vendors, see For more details, visit

Sew meaningful

St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, 426 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., hosts the “Helping Hands” community sewing circle on Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. The group makes clothing for children in local homeless shelters. For more information, call St. Luke’s at 360-696-0181 or visit